Check List 11(3): e19238, doi: 10.15560/11.3.1640
First occurrence of Callinectes sapidus (Rathbun, 1896) within the Sacca di Goro (Italy) and surroundings
expand article infoChiara Manfrin, Edoardo Turolla§, J. Sook Chung|, Piero Giulio Giulianini
‡ University of Trieste, Italy§ Istituto Delta Ecologia Applicata, Italy| Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States of America
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The Sacca di Goro lagoon is an area located in the northern part of Italy. This locality has benefited in the past of an occasional and later the planned introduction of the Manila clam. Nowadays it produces more than 50% of the entire Italian clam production. Recently the crab Callinectes sapidus has been spotted and reported a few months ago on its female carrying eggs. This may signify the complete acclimation of this species in the Sacca di Goro lagoon and a potential ongoing spread to surrounding areas.
Blue Crab; Callinectes sapidus; Sacca di Goro lagoon; Manila clam production; Ruditapes philippinarum